Some would say that retailers, hauliers and warehousers make-up a community – making transport and logistics an obvious candidate for collaboration in the cloud. As well as co-ordinating procurement and delivery, hauliers can even use the cloud to find opportunities to fill empty lorries once their deliveries are made. Others in the chain benefit from the scalability of a pay-as-you-go SaaS, as customer demand is unpredictable.

Track anything online in real time

21 May, 2020
Jane Hoskyn

From polar bears to planes, trains and pandemics these tools help you track the world outside while you’re stuck inside

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Salesforce buys field services firm ClickSoftware for $1.35bn

8 Aug, 2019
Dale Walker

The deal will help expand the CRM giant's $1bn Service Cloud division

Best ERP apps

12 Jan, 2018
Clare Hopping Jessica Seamands

We round up the best Android, iOS and desktop apps to manage your enterprise resource planning strategies

Royal Mail buys NetDespatch in cloud move

22 Dec, 2015
Clare Hopping

The acquisition will improve customer experience, while also boosting Royal Mail's supply chain visibility

Are Chromebooks killing laptops in businesses?

26 Oct, 2015
Giorgio Bonuccelli

Move over laptops – the virtualised Chromebook is here, says Giorgio Bonuccelli

HP to deliver $100m Helion migration for logistics firm TNT

16 Mar, 2015
Joe Curtis

Hewlett-Packard’s latest contract could boost its declining Enterprise Services division

SAP buys expenses cloud firm Concur for $8.3bn

22 Sep, 2014
Rene Millman

SAP shells out $8.3 billion for travel and expenses SaaS business

Ford introducing big data to the motorway with new smart cars

27 Jun, 2014
Alex Hamilton

Big data and the internet of things are driving the change behind the way we will use our cars

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Unisys unveils cloud-based airline accounting service

30 Apr, 2014
Rene Millman

Will keep track of cargo flying around the world

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Volvo trialing cloud-based car safety system

24 Mar, 2014
Rene Millman

Cloud pilot project will let car transmit road conditions to other vehicles

Orange joins EU cloud-based Ship management ERP initiative

14 Mar, 2014
Rene Millman

Cloud could improve real-time business decisions as well as safety and crew welfare

UK Cloud Awards signs up first sponsor

29 Nov, 2013
Virtual Clouds Staff

Ingram Micro is the first named sponsor for the UK Cloud Awards - which has also strengthened the judges' team

Best of cloud - UK cloud awards announced

21 Nov, 2013
Virtual Clouds Staff

It's your chance to enter your favourite products and projects

Cloud Car

GT Nexus drives Renault to the cloud

6 Dec, 2012
Jane McCallion

Automotive giant uses SaaS to simplify its spare parts export business

BT unveils cloud-based supply chain management service

30 Oct, 2012
Rene Millman

Telco launches new cloud-based service aimed at helping companies improve delivery times

Lush looks to the cloud to maintain its sustainability record

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1 May, 2012
Miya Knights

Ethical cosmetics company can now collate data and report on its environmental impact with CloudApps software

Evos: Ford's clever cloud-connected concept car

31 Aug, 2011
Eric Doyle

To predict the future, Ford has its head in the cloud

ITV opts for Google to drive transformation project

22 Jul, 2011
Maxwell Cooter

Broadcasting company ITV has chosen Google Apps as the productivity software to drive organisational change

Retailers reach out to cloud and sharpen the shopping experience

23 Jun, 2011
Miya Knights

Retail organisations are increasingly turning to cloud-based systems to help improve efficiencies and the ebbs and flows of demand

Overcoming FUD: how to make cloud work for your supply chain

17 Jun, 2011
Billy MacInnes

It's not easy moving your supply chain system to the cloud but it can be done and the benefits are enormous